Eugene Marshall, Narrative of the Civil War, 1861-1862.
Civil War reminiscences describing the service in Tennessee of three companies of Minnesota volunteer cavalry that later became known as Brackett's Battalion of Minnesota Cavalry.
Charles A. Bennett diary, 1865
Diary kept while on march with Brackett’s Battalion through southern Minnesota, Iowa, and Dakota Territory (April 5-October 8).
MNHS call number: See the finding aid in the library (M438).
Brackett's Battalion, Battalion Order Book, 1864.
Copies of orders received by the battalion, which consisted of four cavalry companies commanded by Captain Alfred B. Brackett, while serving against the Dakota Indians on Minnesota’s northwestern frontier.
MNHS call number: See the finding aid in the library (BG4/.M522b).
Alfred B. Brackett Papers, 1861-1868
Reports, orders, newsletters, commissions, and other items primarily related to the service of Brackett’s Battalion of Minnesota Cavalry during the Northwest Indian Expeditions (1864-1865) against the Dakota Indians in Dakota Territory, but also including a few items from the time that the battalion was part of the Fifth Iowa Cavalry fighting in the South (1861-1863).
MNHS call number: See the finding aid in the library (P1568).
Willoughby and Louisa Wells and Family Correspondence, 1861-1866.
Letters to and from Willoughby and Louisa (France) Wells, residents of Blue Earth County, Minnesota, principally while he served in the Civil War with Company I, 5th Iowa Cavalry (1861-1864) and with Company B, Brackett’s Battalion. The letters discuss the Dakota War of 1862, Willoughby’s impressions during the Civil War, and his separation from Louisa while she stayed with her parents in Iowa.
MNHS call number: See the finding aid in the library (P2746).
Abstract of the History of Captain A. B. Brackett's 3rd Company, Minnesota Cavalry, Organized at Fort Snelling, Minnesota, November 1, 1861. 1861-1864.
Succinct, handwritten notes, in chronological order, on the movements, camps, commanders, officers, and engagements of Brackett’s Battalion. The record was kept from December 31, 1861 to November 9, 1864 by Lieutenant Mortimer Neely, previously of Company K, 5th Regiment, Iowa Cavalry. The battalion traveled through Iowa, Missouri, Tennessee, Alabama, and Kentucky as part of Civil War campaigns and raids,and was sent to Minnesota and the Dakota Territory during the Dakota Indian wars.
MNHS call number: See the finding aid in the library (P80).